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Birthday: February 8, 1968
Place: Zion, Illinois, USA
Height: 4' 8"
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| African-American child star Gary Coleman grew up in Zion, IL, where his father worked for a pharmaceutical firm and his mother was a nurse. Before reaching the age of five, Coleman had undergone three operations for a congenital kidney defect known as nephritis. As a result of his medical condition, he would never grow any taller than 4'8". His smallness proved to be a professional advantage when he began appearing in Chicago-area TV commercials; even at the age of nine, he could still pass as a precocious five-year-old. In 1978, Coleman auditioned for a proposed television revival of the old Little Rascals comedy series. Though the project fell through, ABC chief executive Fred Silverman was enchanted by the talented tyke. Silverman cast Coleman as Arnold Jackson on the upcoming sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, which moved to NBC along with Silverman in the fall of 1978. It was this extraordinarily popular series, coupled with the precocious Coleman's spirited TV talk show appearances, that catapulted the ten-year-old to stardom. Within a year of Diff'rent Strokes' debut, Gary Coleman Productions was formed, for the purpose of starring the youngster in theatrical features like On the Right Track (1981) and made-for-TV movies like Scout's Honor (1980) and The Kid With the Broken Halo (1982). This last project was spun off into the Saturday-morning cartoon series The Gary Coleman Show (1983), with Coleman providing his own voice. An instinctive comic performer and extremely quick study, Coleman rapidly grew weary with the rigors of show business. As he grew older, Coleman's spontaneous cuteness faded. After the cancellation of Diff'rent Strokes in 1986, Coleman found the going decidedly rough. Occasionally he'd play a "stunt" part like a villainous gang leader on the TV series 227, but his short stature and ever-diminishing acting range made him difficult to cast. He still remained in the public eye, albeit as the central character in a bitter legal squabble between himself and his parents. Gary Coleman's later TV appearances were largely confined to a series of late-night commercials for a "psychic" telephone service.
- Briefly owned a video game arcade in Fisherman's Village near Santa Monica, California.
- Gary announced that he is going to run for the US Senate against present California Senator Diane Feinstein on the HECK (Homelessness, Education, Crime, and Killers) platform. [May 2000]
- Had his first kidney transplant in 1973. His second in 1984.
- Discovered by a talent scout for Norman Lear who signed him for a part in a TV revival of "The Little Rascals," which never got produced.
- He sued his parents over misappropriation of his trust fund. At the peak of his career, he made K per episode, a total of around million in earnings! Coleman's parents set up a trust fund for his money, yet structured the arrangement to name themselves as paid employees of Coleman's production company. When the court finally dissolved the trust, the parents' share was worth 0,000, while Coleman himself had only 0,000. Coleman then successfully sued his parents and managers for .8 million.
- Appearing on TV court in front of Mills Lane, Gary was ordered to pay bus driver Tracy Fields 65 for hospital bills resulting from a fight stemming from an attempt to get an autograph in a Hawthorne, California mall. Gary said he felt threatened by her insistence and punched her in the head. [2 November 2000]
- Has twice attempted suicide with sleeping pills, a fact he revealed on "Geraldo" (1987) in 1993.
- Appears in Moby's "We Are All Made Of Stars" music video
- As of August 2003, is a candidate for governor of California in the recall election scheduled for October 2003. Has proposed a universal health insurance system based on a flat monthly fee. The required 00 filing fee was paid by an alternative newspaper in the San Francisco Bay area.
- Finished eighth among the replacement candidates in the election to recall California Governor Gray Davis. He received more votes than fellow celebrity candidates Mary Carey, Gallagher, and Angelyne.
- He is being portrayed as a character in the new Broadway Musical Avenue Q. The role is currently played by actress/singer Natalie Venetia Belcon (2003).
- Ranked #1 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
- Was ranked #10 in E's most cutest child stars all grown-up.(2005)
- Works as a security guard.
- Has been portrayed by Dave Chappelle.
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